proposal to change the return type/value of mpz_primorial_ui
bodrato at mail.dm.unipi.it
Sat Nov 6 20:31:07 UTC 2021
Il 2021-11-03 19:18 Shane Neph ha scritto:
> mpz_primorial_ui( ) is a great function. Why not return the actual
> number of primes that go into that calculation?
It may make sense, but only if we add also another function: a way to
compute the number of primes in a range; or at least in the
range [1..n], i.e. pi(n) for a given unsigned long n.
Without that function, the only way to compute pi(n) in GMP would be:
compute primorial(n), discard the result, and take the return value
Such a function does not belong to any of the mp[nzfq] layers...
Can the prototype be something like the following?
long gmp_pi_ui(unsigned long n);
Of course, in this area GMP shall not claim to be the
faster available library ;-D
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